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Nebraska Head Coach Gary Pepin continues to add to the 2013 roster.
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          Release: 06/21/2012
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Huskers Continue to Add to 2013 Roster

Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska track and field team announced on Friday the addition of 14 future Huskers to the 2013 roster. Of the group slated to join the Huskers next year, 11 are native Nebraskans.

Christian Hodson
2012 Nebraska Class B Champion- Discus
Personal Bests
Outdoor
Discus: 177-6

Before Nebraska (Adams Central High School)
Christian Hodson will join the Huskers from Adams Central High School in Hastings, Neb... Hodson has recorded a personal best of 177-6 in the discus... Earned the 2012 Nebraska Class B State title in the discus with his throw of 177-6... Prior to that mark, he broke the Adams Central school record in the discus with his toss of 171-5.... Finished in the top 15 in the discus (146-8) at the 2011 Nebraska State Track and Field Meet... Has the fourth-best throw in the state in all classes... Is the younger brother of current Husker thrower Jade Siegel.

Ryan Kerr
Personal Bests
Outdoor
Javelin: 207-2


Before Nebraska (Brookville, Pa.)
Ryan Kerr will join the Huskers from Brookville High School in Brookville, Pa... Kerr has recorded a personal best of 207-2 in the javelin, placing first at the Erie McDowell Invitational... He finished first in the javelin at the 2012 PIAA District 9 Championships with a throw of 207-2... He notched a throw of 185-8 in the javelin at the 2011 PIAA Track and Field State Championships, finishing sixth... Kerr recorded a second-place finish at the 2011 PIAA District 9 AA Championships with a throw of 188-3 in the javelin... At the 2010 PIAA Track and Field State Championships, Kerr recorded a throw of 170-3 for 13th, while finishing first at the 2010 PIAA District 9 AA Championships with a throw of 180-0.

Jake Pinion
Personal Bests
Outdoor

Shot Put: 56-9 1/2
Discus: 167-10

Before Nebraska (Blair High School)
Jake Pinion will join the Huskers from Blair High School in Blair, Neb... He has recorded personal bests of 56-9 1/2 in the shot put and 167-10 in the discus... He completed his senior season with a third-place finish in the discus (162-8) and an 11th-place finish in the shot put (49-10 1/4) at the 2012 Nebraska Class B State High School Track and Field Championships... Pinion finished first in the discus at the B-1 District Meet with a throw of 162-10... He posted a first-place finish in the shot put at the Mike Lehl Invitational with his personal-best throw of 56-9 1/2... He recorded five first-place finishes in the discus during his senior year... He recorded a seventh-place finish in the shot put at the 2010 Class B State meet with a throw of 49-3 1/4.

Jordan Munar
Personal Bests
Indoor                                                  Outdoor
55m: 6.51                                             100m: 10.64
200m: 22.37                                        200m: 21.62
400m: 50.86                                        400m: 49.12


Before Nebraska (Downers Grove North)
Jordan Munar will join the Huskers from Downers Grove North High School in Downers Grove, Ill... He has posted indoor personal bests of 6.51 in the 55 meters, 22.37 in the 200 meters and 50.86 in the 400 meters... He has also recorded outdoor personal bests of 10.64 in the 100 meters, 21.62 in the 200 meters and 49.12 in the 400 meters... He finished ninth in the 200 meters at the 2012 Class 3A Illinois State Track Championships with a time of 22.76.... He finished second in the 200 meters at the Lockport Sectional with a time of 22.14, while also finishing third in the 100 meters with a time of 10.93. 

Amber Linnenbrink
2011 Class B Nebraska State Champion- 300m Hurdles

Personal Bests
Outdoor
400m: 62.02
100m hurdles: 16.14
300m hurdles: 45.701

Before Nebraska (Fort Calhoun High School)
Amber Linnenbrink will join the Huskers from Fort Calhoun High School in Fort Calhoun, Neb... She has recorded personal bests of 62.02 in the 400 meters, 16.14 in the 100 meter hurdles and 45.701 in the 300 meter hurdles... A four-time state qualifier, Linnenbrink earned gold at the 2011 Class B Nebraska State Track and Field Championships in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 45.915... She finished second at the State Championships in 2012 with a time of 45.701 and took third in 2010 with a time of 46.031.

Elizabeth Diffey
Personal Bests
Outdoor
200m: 27.69
High Jump: 5-5

Before Nebraska (Omaha Westside)
Elizabeth Diffey will join the Huskers from Omaha Westside High School in Omaha, Neb... She has recorded personal-bests of 27.69 in the 200 meters and 5-5 in the high jump... She finished fourth in the high jump at the 2012 Class A Nebraska State Track and Field Championships with a leap of 5-2.

Kylie Abbenhaus
2011 Class D Nebraska State Champion- Shot Put

Personal Bests
Outdoor
Shot Put: 38-7 ¾

Before Nebraska (Bloomfield)
Kylie Abbenhaus will join the Huskers from Bloomfield High School in Bloomfied, Neb... She has posted personal-bests of 38-7 3/4 in the shot put... Abbenhaus earned the Class D State Title in the discus at the 2012 Nebraska State Championships, recording a throw of 38-7 3/4... She finished with a throw of 83-10 in the discus at the 2012 Nebraska State Track and Field Championships... Abbenhaus finished eighth in the shot put at the 2011 Class D State Championships with a  throw of 35-3 1/2.

Melanie Blum
Personal Bests
Outdoor
100 meter hurdles: 14.77
300 meter hurdles: 47.44
Long Jump: 17-3
Triple Jump: 36-1


Before Nebraska (Bishop Neumann)
Melanie Blum will join the Huskers from Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo, Neb... She has recorded personal-bests of 14.77 in the 100 meters, 47.44 in the 300 meter hurdles, 17-3 in the long jump and 36-1 in the triple jump... She finished fourth in the long jump at the 2012 Class B Nebraska State Track and Field Championships with a leap of 17-2... She also finished seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 35-7 and posted a sixth-place finish in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.87... Blum posted a long jump of 17-3 at the 2011 State Championships for third-place... She also finished third in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.62... She posted a fifth-place finish at the 2010 State meet in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.94.

Sarah Dweikat
Personal Bests
Outdoor
1,600 meters:  5:31.18
3,200 meters: 11:38.101

Before Nebraska (Lincoln East)
Sarah Dweikat will join the Huskers from Lincoln East High School in Lincoln, Neb... She has posted personal bests of 5:31.18 in the 1,600 meters and 11:38.10 in the 3,200 meters... Dweikat finished sixth in the 3,200 meters at the 2011 Class A Nebraska State Track and Field Championships with a time of 11:38.10... She also competed at the State Championships in 2010 and finished with a time of 5:39.18 in the 1,600 meters.

Taylor Anders
Personal Bests
Outdoor
1,600 meters: 4:23.38
3,200 meters: 9:41.64
2,000 meter steeplechase: 6:28.36

Before Nebraska (Greeley West)
Taylor Anders will join the Huskers from Greeley West High School in Greeley, Colo... He has recorded personal bests of 4:23.38 in the 1,600 meters and 9:41.64 in the 3,200 meters and 6:28.36... He finished eighth in the 1,600 meters at the 2012 Colorado Class 5A State Track and Field Championships with a time of 4:23.38, while posting a 15th-place finish in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:08.20... He posted a first-place finish in the 3,200 meters at the Front Range League Meets with a time of 9:41.64.

Matt Berkshire
Personal Bests
Outdoor
100 meters: 10.87
200 meters: 23.04
Long Jump: 21-7 3/4
Triple Jump: 40-0

Before Nebraska (Omaha Westside)
Matt Berkshire will join the Huskers from Omaha Westside High School in Omaha, Neb... He has recorded personal bests of 10.87 in the 100 meters, 23.04 in the 200 meters, 21-7 3/4 in the long jump and 40-0 in the triple jump... He posted a time of 10.87 in the 100 meters preliminaries at the 2012 Class A Nebraska State Track and Field Championships.

Brandon Benson
2012 Class D Nebraska State Champion- Pole Vault
2011 Class D Nebraska State Champion- Pole Vault
2011 Class D Nebraska State Champion- 100 meters

Personal Bests
Outdoor
100 meters: 11.24
200 meters: 22.82
Pole Vault: 15-4 3/4

Before Nebraska (Axtell)
Brandon Benson will join the Huskers from Axtell High School in Axtell, Neb...  He has recorded a personal best of 15-4 3/4 in the pole vault in addition to 11.24 in the 100 meters and 22.82 in the 200 meters... He earned the 2012 Class D Nebraska State title in the pole vault with a mark of 15-4 3/4... Also set the Nebraska Class D State record and Class D meet record with his vault of 15-4 3/4... Finished second in the 200 meters at the 2012 Class D State Championships with a time of 22.90... He finished first in the pole vault at the 2011 Class D Nebraska State Championships with a mark of 14-9 1/2... Finished first in the 100 meters at the 2011 state meet with a time of 11.24 and also finished first in the 200 meters with a time of 22.82.

Sawyer (Guy) Fenske
Personal Bests
Outdoor
100 meters: 11.10
200 meters: 22.70
400 meters: 51.00
800 meters: 2:05.97
Long Jump: 20-2 3/4


Before Nebraska (Sargent)
Sawyer (Guy) Fenske will join the Huskers from Sargent High School in Sargent, Neb... Has posted personal bests of 11.10 in the 100 meters, 22.70 in the 200 meters, 51.00 in the 400 meters, 2:05.97 in the 800 meters and 20-2 3/4 in the long jump... Finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 50.52 and third in the 200 meters with a time of 23.09 at the 2012 Class D Nebraska State High School Track and Field Championships... Finished eighth in the 400 meters (54.42) at the 2011 Nebraska State meet.

Nathan Kreikemeier
Personal Bests
Outdoor
100 meters: 11.06
200 meters: 22.54
400 meters: 52.74
Pole Vault: 13-0

Before Nebraska (Logan View)
Nathan Kreikemeier will join the Huskers from Logan View High School in Hooper, Neb... He has recorded personal bests of 11.06 in the 100 meters, 22.54 in the 200 meters, 52.74 in the 400 meters and 13-0 in the pole vault... He finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 11.06 at the 2012 Nebraska Class C State Championships, while also finishing second in the 200 meters with a time of 22.62.

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